Birmingham councillors please note: new covent garden2

New Covent Garden Market is set for a makeover, funded by developing parts of the site that are no longer needed for the market operation and creating a new public market on the site.

The plan is to redevelop the market, providing 500,000 square feet of modern facilities for the traders who sell their goods in the area. It will include public open spaces, shops, cafes, restaurants, offices and homes and a new centre for the capital’s food industry, known as the Garden Heart.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, has confirmed that the Covent Garden Market Authority has chosen VINCI St Modwen (VSM) as its partner for the project. He said: “This is a vital scheme within the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area and we’re delighted to see it moving ahead.

“The project will secure the future of this historic market which is home to more than 200 local businesses and 2,500 jobs.”